Loyola University Chicago

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Faculty and Staff Directory

Kyle Asche

Title/s:  Instructor of Guitar

Office #:  Mundelein 174

Phone: 773.508.7510

Email:

External Webpage: www.kyle-asche.com

About

Beginning his professional career in Chicago in 2001, Kyle has appeared extensively throughout the city and beyond.

He has performed with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center, Melvin Rhyne, “Killer” Ray Appelton, Chris Foreman, Victor Goines, George Fludas, Ben Paterson, and many others. While Asche is a versatile guitarist adept and comfortable in many different genres, the tenets of his style often find him in the company of many of Chicago’s premier jazz vocalists and Hammond organ bands.  

In 2021, The Kyle Asche Organ Trio release “Five Down Blues” spent several months in the national Jazz Week top 50 chart, peaking at number 8. It features Asche’s long-time colleagues Pete Benson on Hammond Organ and George Fludas on drums.

Now 21 years into his tenure in Chicago, Asche continues to perform around the city on a weekly basis and can be found at many of the city’s jazz rooms regularly. As an active and caring music educator, he has held the jazz guitar faculty position at Loyola University Chicago since 2010.

Degrees

M.M. Northwestern University, 2011.

B.M.  Northern Illinois University, 2001